Not forgetting

Posted on July 27, 2012

“Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire.”

– Gustav Mahler

What Others Are Saying

  1. Thomas Cotterill August 2, 2012 at 9:20 am

    I love Mahler’s music, and I have read a good biography, but I don’t recall coming across this lovely quote anywhere. As a conservative, I think the great composer’s words capture perfectly the spirit of tradition. Thanks for sharing this gem with us, Max.

    • Max August 3, 2012 at 4:50 pm

      It’s a good one isn’t it. I wouldn’t consider myself a conservative or a traditionalist at all, yet the quote still resonated with me, which I think shows the quality of it.

  2. Vachel August 13, 2012 at 12:00 am

    asif rabbits are banned in australia wtf!

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